CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

April 20, 2015

Call for Proposals for Public Art Installations at Short North Parking Garages

Columbus, Ohio—Reese Brothers Productions with administrative support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) is currently soliciting proposals to design tiles for public art installations in the following parking garage locations: the Goodale/South Parking Garages and the Vine Street Parking Garage.

Central Ohio artists are invited to submit proposals for the Goodale/South Parking Garages in the  Short North by 5 p.m. May 15. The proposed tiles must be made to withstand the elements as they will be permanently installed outdoors in the two Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) parking garages. The Goodale Garage is located to the North of the GCCC on Goodale Street, and the South Garage is located under the GCCC attached to the Hyatt Regency. Tiles can be made of any durable material including ceramics, glass, or metal. A total of 30 proposals will be selected as finalists for further discussion. A total of 15 proposals will be selected for commission. All finalists will be paid a stipend to further develop their proposals. Commissions for the final 15 selected proposals will be negotiated.

Interested students from local schools (k-12) and secondary college and university art programs are invited to submit tile design proposals for the Vine Street Parking Garage, located in the North Market Historic District, by 5 p.m. June 1. These tiles must be made to withstand the elements as they will be permanently installed outdoors in the Vine Street Parking Garage located across from the North Market. Tiles can be made of any durable material including ceramics, glass, or metal. A total of 60 proposals will be selected as finalists for further discussion. A total of 28 proposals will be selected for commission. Materials will be provided for the production of the commissioned tiles. There is no stipend for the final 28 selected student proposals.

A five-member art advisory panel including arts and community leaders will review the proposals and select finalists to move forward in discussion.

Access to the online application and RFQs, including full project details, are available by visiting the Arts Council website, www.gcac.org/grants-services/public-art/ or contacting Ruby Harper, Grants & Services Director at 614.221.8406 or rharper@gcac.org.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council:  Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.  The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation.